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What you see here is a valley in Luxembourg City. The red bridge is called the Grand Duchesse Charlotte Bridge build in the 60s. It's 355m long and the center is 85m above ground.
The country is located between Belgium, Germany and France and has a population of half a million. Driving from north to south is only 80kms. West to east about 55km. More than 85% of Luxembourgians is Roman Catholic. Luxembourgians are very well educated and almost everyone can speak English, French and German.
I found it to be a beautiful old city with lots of important European institutes and buildings. I especially liked driving there. You can find lots of tight little roads at the bottom of the valley but also beautiful roads thru the forrest. Magnificant views at night. It also felt like a rich country with lots of big expensive cars and houses everywere.
I was there to run the 1st ING Night Run Europe marathon on May 27th, starting at 18:00 hours. It was very well organized with a beautiful course and about 5000 runners. Finish is in a big indoor stadium called D'Coque on JFK Kennedy ave.
The picture was stitched from three handheld images in portrait mode using Photovista Panorama v3.
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saamb (1008) 2006-05-29 17:53
Nice framing. great landscape of Luxembourg. thanks for note
s10001in (0) 2006-05-29 18:19
Nice to see you after long time.
Well, Thanks for sharing the nice picture.
Nice nature of Luxembourg City is well captured. Light is perfect. verly alive picture.
I just feel that bridge is too cornered & it is better to allow some more part of sky in the picture.
Which will give user an enough chance to see bridge more prominently in busy shot. to make more contrast & give more red tone bridge.
Thanks for sharing.
r_bodenschatz (173) 2006-05-31 8:04
I always liked to drive around there, but I never realized that there is such a bend in the bridge, most certainly caused by stitching.
MIG13 (0) 2006-06-13 18:24
Hi, Gilbert! What a great landscape! So interesting the city inside the valley. Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-28
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-F 1:2.8 28mm, Asahi Pentax Skylight SMC
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2006-05-28 15:21
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